|In Antarctica Lies the Destiny of the World
An introduction to unit movement and activation in Dust Tactics
|Dust Tactics | Published 23 July 2010|
An international contingent of Allied forces have infiltrated deep into one of the harshest environments on earth: the icy plains of Antarctica. Having taken up position in Queen Maud Land they feverishly hope that their presence remains unknown.
Dust Tactics is a tactical miniatures game of brutal combat for 2-4 players. Based on the popular universe created by artist Paolo Parente, Dust Tactics presents an alternate 1940s reality in which alien technology fuels gigantic machines of war, and the world's superpowers clash over rare mineral deposits that could ultimately decide the outcome of WWII.
I was going to buy them for a combination of the minis (which can be used with other games) and for the game itself.
Part of the inveiglement of a game is the pre-painted aspects of miniatures games such as AT-43, War at Sea, Tannhauser, Claustrophobia, Adventurers, etc.
At least I know if I buy a game that sucks I have nice pre-painted minis. I see a differnece between a board game piece and something that is be sold as a miniatures war game such as DUST. 100 bucks for a box of little green men is a bit of a rip off in my eyes. Little white squares, a rule book and little green men retailed for 100 bucks is something I am not interested in as a buyer, especially when I know my dollar goes further with other games that sell a complete game with all the attractive pre-paints.
Sundance Kid, are you saying that you wont buy the game because the miniatures are not prepainted? Games should be bought for their tactical flexibility, not just their presentation.
@ The Sundance Kid
I don't quite understand where you are coming from? You don't like the game because it is not prepainted. Most of FF games are just coloured plastic figurines what is it about this one where enjoyment is dimished beacuse they're only base colour primed?
Personally I am happy it can be played out of the box as I am not as keen on a fully prepainted force ( as mentioned above the price of some prepainted games has kept them out of my reach) and the primer is enough to differentiate easily.
I would like to know based on the snippets does anyone know how it would compare with AT-43 as it does bear a resemblance.
I am excited for this game! I have been following it for a while now and was very happy FFG picked it up. I like painting minis, so i don't have an issue them being just base coated. Besides, paint is what makes a game great. I hope they do expand this, I hope they expand the hell out of it!! Building bigger and more varied armies would be a lot of fun. I also like that there will be 2 ways to play; with the boards or table top warfare. I will definitely be giving this one a chance.
Who said you have to sell the box with both armies?
split up the armies as box sets.
Sell troops and mechs in different boxes.
Rackham sold a prepainted box set with 2 mechs and 20 some troops for 80 bucks for AT-43. Not a bad price for that many troops prepainted along with a rules book and a few pieces of terrain.
Selling the game pre-painted is possible, FFG just does not have the interest it looks like.
I don't have the interest in buying it.
Err realize that if the game was prepainted it would cost a ton more and be a financial disaster? The box set is going to be $100, if they had been prepainted it would have greatly increased the price. The rumor price of the prepainted deluxe sets is $250-$300. That's not a viable product to sell. Wings of War you are buying one tiny painted mini at a time, and if you bought as many planes as amount of figs included in Dust, thats a whole lot of money.
Is it going to be an expansion beast? I like how the game looks, but will have to pass if many expansions are on the pipeline, as I'm already into W:I, Battles of Westeros, etc.
I like the theme of this game, but the whole :pre coated" things seems rather half assed IMO.
I would enjoyed the game pre-painted. Having theme faction coated so not offer much to me.
And with the pre-painted set be "VERY LIMITED"
I think I will pass on the game and take my gaming bucks somewhere else.
At least they are doing Wings of War right.
But we will see, maybe things will change? eh?
Now get on the ball FFG, and start working on some Tannhauser material.